U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT WorkersI'll wait a moment for you to pick your jaw up off the floor.
By Paul McDougall, InformationWeek
Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.
Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs.
Under director Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency. [link]
Obama's using your tax dollars to pay companies to train workers overseas to take your job away from you.
Where's Rick Boucher on this? Southwest Virginia, as our congressman here in the 9th District will often often often often tell you, is rapidly becoming the call center capital of America. And his bosom buddy in the White House is diligently working to close those centers and displace the workers?
How 'bout it, Rick? Got anything to say about this shocker?